Retirement does not have to be boring. You know, life begins after retirement. But then you have heard that before, so how can you make life, exciting? Try something that you have never done before. Go on a cruise on the Nile River, which is the longest river in the world. The Nile River rises south of the Equator and flows north via Egypt, and drains right into the Mediterranean Sea.
It has a length which is over 4130 miles. It is becoming quite the go-to destination for today’s retirees. The charm, intrigue, and the wonderful River has been in vogue since King Tut’s time. The best way to explore the ancient beauty is by going through the Nile cruises. Cruising between the beautiful Aswan and Luxor, these cruises can help with various sites and cultural experiences this versatile country has to offer.
The pyramid at Giza is right opposite the Nile from Cairo, and this is the only surviving wonder of the ancient world. The Great Pyramid also has the Sphinx and many smaller pyramids around a representative of various periods.
A Nile River cruise can offer an out of the world experience in exploring some of these incredible pyramids. So you may have a chance to look at a wide variety of artifacts and tombs without having to wait in line.
Cairo’s Egyptian Museum
Cairo’s Egyptian Museum is a feast for the eyes. It is one of the important museums in the world. It has some of the best and the largest collection of treasures ever found in the Egyptian tomb. Auguste Mariette, the French Egyptologist, found it in 1857, and it still has all the treasures found in Tutankhamun’s tomb. Its discovery dates back to 1922. You can find things like a death mask, sarcophagi, and wardrobe here and more.
It Is A Discovery
If you are intrigued by Howard Carter’s find the century, you want to see where the archaeologist started digging back in 1922. It would help if you visited the Valley of the Kings on Luxor’s West Bank. Consider the highlight of cruises down the Nile in Egypt.
This underground pharaoh burial site is a sight for sore eyes. You’ll be mesmerized at the sheer artistic beauty you find here. The things you can find here are vivid paintings and hieroglyphics. You will discover the historical importance of these tombs, where rulers are buried with treasures, furniture, food, and even pets, waiting to enter the next world.
History Of Various Rulers
Whether there is Queen Hatshepsut, the longest-reigning female ruler of Egypt, or King Ramses II’s history and his wife, Nefertari, you will know all about the different Egyptian kings and queens after a luxurious Nile cruise.
When you stand beside these majestic colonnaded temples, and the towering statues at Abu Simbel, it reflects the ancient civilization that regards pharaohs in the highest esteem. The amazing Abu Simbel’s main temple is a spectacle in itself as it is hot by the sun’s rays twice a year on Ramses II’s birthday and his coronation day.
Explore Agatha Christie’s World
Have you read Murder on the Nile by Agatha Christie? If not, you need to or better still, explore the Pharaoh land on the Nile cruise. There are cruises for retirees in the morning. That way, you can avoid the Egyptian sun and the milling crowds. The afternoon leisurely trips can be relaxing and comfortable, just what you need after seeing the pharaohs’ wonderful and mystical world. Who knows, you may need to put on the Agatha Christie hat and even solve the crime and work on a whodunnit, perhaps!
The Tranquil Way Of Traveling
A luxurious cruise ship and excursions to the cities of Amarna, Aswan, and the Kom Ombo temple, will be there in your memory forever. Of course, it is the most tranquil, easy, and pleasant way to explore the wonders of Egypt.
Nile cruises are not just about soaking in the iconic sights and the amazing landmarks. The cruise will also give you a lot of great tales to share with your family and friends.
Nothing is more relaxing than sail on a traditional felucca, eat hummus, and oven-fresh falafel on a soft hot flatbread. Bliss is getting on that cruise ship and coast along the blue waters of the Nile.